From reading posts on other ms forums i get the impression that lots of people who are doing well with their ms choose not to take any of the ms meds and some say that they will wait until they "need" them.
I am taking Avonex and i'm well too, i have no symptoms and have only had one sensory flare.
I was under the impression that these meds are designed to be taken early in the hope that it MAY delay progression, not start taking it when you have problems galore.
Of course i realise that these meds are not the holy grail and may not be effective in some people.
I have often read that some neuros also say wait and see, we'll do nothing because you are doing so well
Have i missed something? Should i not have taken the Avonex so early?
I certainly don't want to wait until more damage is done to try and halt progression.
If ms is a progressive disease and it's always quietly progressing even when it seems that we are doing great...then are we ever really doing great if it's always progressing? Or does ms not progress in absolutely everyone?
Sorry about all the questions but i would rather not take Avonex if i could avoid it but i thought now was the perfect time to be on it, kind of like cheap insurance
What do you think?